“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart,
and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.“ 
Matthew 11:28-30

My Dear Brothers and Sisters,

It has been a true blessing to serve such an amazing ministry over the past seventeen years and see all the changes that God made possible at Open Arms Hispanic Ministries during my tenure of leadership. It is with a bittersweet heart that I must write this letter of resignation as Executive Director.
As you know, to carry a ministry like OA causes a lot of stress. The challenges of a growing Open Arms Hispanic Ministry in these last years have been weighing on me as of late.  After praying and contemplating on the issues, I believe God is leading me to move on. After that, my family and I are planning to move to Florida, to be closer to my oldest daughter Gabriela and my son-in-law Ryan Bauman.

I have decided to resign from my duties around the end of July, 2023. I will treasure each memory and pray for the health and well-being of the ministry.
Please know that I am thankful for your faithful support of the ministry in these past years, as well for the hard work of our staff and board members, for this ministry, and that I love and care for each of you, and our Hispanic clientele.

If you would like to speak with me on any matter, do not hesitate to call 330-933-9376 or email me at
Thank you for your love and support. I pray that I can be helpful to the ministry in my remaining time here.

With Blessings and Love, 
Pastor Haroldo Nunes

Goodbyes are not easy

We at Open Arms were saddened upon receiving word of Haroldo’s resignation as our Executive Director. We are deeply grateful to him and his family for 17 years of devoted service to the ministry of Open Arms (The first 14 of these years he also served concurrently as pastor of Salem Mennonite Church.) His faithful and compassionate work has blessed countless lives. It will be difficult to “fill his shoes.” We as a board desire God’s richest blessings on Haroldo and his family as they follow the Spirit’s leading into new areas of ministry. As much as they will be missed, we are  confident that God will continue to guide and bless Open Arms, faithfully supplying our needs as we share God’s love and walk with Hispanics in northeast Ohio. To the Nunes family: We love you. ~ Dan King, Board Chair

Response From Board Chair – Dan King

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